by Cliff Rold - After his turgid outing versus Randal Bailey in October, it seemed it was going to take a lot to make Welterweight titlist Devon Alexander interesting again.
It turns out all it took was for someone to say his name. The right someone did.
In boxing, when Floyd Mayweather talks, everyone listens. Or, to be more specific, when he tweets, everyone reads. The sound of keyboards clacking throughout the world of fistic writing has echoed loudly since. Headline abound as assumptions are questioned.
For weeks, the conventional thinking has been Mayweather will make his first start since a Jr. Middleweight title win last May and a jail stint last summer against Robert Guerrero. Still holding the WBC Welterweight belt, it makes sense for Mayweather. Guerrero is the interim titlist for the sanctioning body.
Tuesday night, Mayweather tweeted, “The negotiations for my fight are almost done. The front runner is IBF Champion Devon Alexander. It’d be a unification bout at welterweight.”
And away we go with the latest chapter of the Mayweather circus. Boxing has plenty of good fighters and a few great ones. There is only one Mayweather.
At 36, the undefeated five-division champion remains, even past his prime, one of the game’s finest practitioners. He remains, by far, its biggest magnet for attention and speculation; P.T. Barnum in gloves. Whether the reactions he generates are positive or negative isn’t really the point. [Click Here To Read More